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Global problems are not restrained by academic disciplines – the Stony Brook Institute for Global Studies (SBIGS) is our answer to that challenge.

We bridge disciplinary boundaries with inter- and transdisciplinary research, facilitate creative activities across departmental borders, and enrich graduate and undergraduate education with global studies.

SBIGS cooperates with sister institutes worldwide, obtains funding from external sources, and provides local, national, and international consulting.

 Dr. Wolf Schäfer

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A new research initiative on world regions and civilizations has been jointly launched by CIRS and the Stony Brook Institute for Global Studies (SBIGS).

Dr. Said Arjomand and Dr. Wolf Schäfer, Directors of SBIGS recently held the first working group in Doha, Qatar, under the collaborative research initiative  World Regions: The Middle Eastern Pivot with CIRS. 

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